Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Jean Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme'

I first tried to watch Jean Luc Godard's 'Film Socialisme' the Friday after the general election but I was just too upset to absorb the very disjointed narrative. It hurt my head. I tried again - twice - and finally last Saturday night was able to watch without being annoyed by the complete lack of plot. In the end, I came to love the images, they forgave the tedium. The subtitles, for some reason, kept disappearing and my French is far from fluent so I have to concentrate enormously without subtitles, which is exhausting and takes away any enjoyment. But then I realised it didn't matter, none of the film makes sense in any conventional way, so I just watched the images and that was enough. The cruise ship scenes I loved.

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